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Paul Menard, Kasey Kahne Lead Sprint Unlimited Lineup

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The field for Saturday night’s Sprint Unlimited is official. Select fans were paired with crew chiefs for the drivers entered in the race for the random draw on Friday afternoon. Paul Menard and Kasey Kahne will start on the front row. Defending Unlimited winner Denny Hamlin will start ninth. Drivers will compete for 75 laps with …

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Dale Jr. Foundation to Start Drive to Give Gloves Initiative

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Starting this month, fans will have a chance to win the gloves that Dale Earnhardt, Jr. uses during each of his races. The Dale, Jr. Foundation announced today it “Driven to Give Gloves” initiative. Each month, Earnhardt will dawn his notorious Alpinestars skeleton gloves with a specific color designated for a different charity. After the …

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Chase Elliott to Run Sprint Cup Full-Time in 2016

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Just one day before his father is inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Hendrick Motorsports confirmed the speculation that Chase Elliott will run full-time in the Sprint Cup Series in 2016. The defending XFINITY Series champion will take over the No. 24 Chevrolet after Jeff Gordon completes his final season of full-time competition in …

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Cole Whitt Joins Front Row Motorsports

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Front Row Motorsports announced Friday morning that it will expand to three full-time cars for the 2015 season. Sophomore driver Cole Whitt will join David Gilliland and David Ragan to pilot the No. 35 Ford. Additionally, Whitt’s crew chief through his rookie season, Randy Cox, joins the organization to maintain his partnership with the young …

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Scott Zipadelli Joins Red Horse Racing

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Just a few weeks removed from announcing Ben Kennedy had joined its lineup for the 2015 season, Red Horse Racing announced his crew chief on Friday. Veteran Scott Zipadelli has moved from the XFINITY Series to sit atop the pit box for Kennedy’s sophomore season. “Scott Zipadelli has great experience on top of the pit box and brings …

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2014 NASCAR Driver Review Schedule: Find Your Favorite!

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2014 Frontstretch Driver Reviews Driver Run Date Writer Bryan Silas 12/01/14 Phil Allaway James Buescher 12/01/14 Justin Tucker Ben Kennedy 12/01/14 Beth Lunkenheimer Ryan Reed 12/01/14 Tom Bowles Jeb Burton 12/02/14 Kevin Rutherford Brendan Gaughan 12/02/14 Tom Bowles Joey Coulter 12/02/14 Kevin Rutherford Chris Buescher 12/02/14 Summer Bedgood German Quiroga 12/03/14 Joseph Wolkin Trevor Bayne …

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2014 NASCAR Driver Review: Ben Kennedy

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Ride: No. 31 Turner Scott Motorsports Chevrolet Crew chief: Michael Shelton (14 races), Doug George (eight races) Points finish: Ninth Season stats: 22 starts, zero wins, one top 5, 7 top 10s, one pole, 58 laps led, one DNF, 11.8 average start, 13.3 average finish Best finish: Third (Martinsville – March) High Point: Kennedy led …

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